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2006.08.01 Daily Security Reading

by on Aug.01, 2006, under Security

The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN
A bit of humour to start the day 🙂 

The Month of Browser Bugs is coming to a close – HD Moore discovered over 100 Windows XP / Active X bugs in the Process
Using a custom-built data fuzzing tool, the security researcher pinpointed more than 100 vulnerabilities in the ActiveX controls included with the default installation of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. Data fuzzing tools combine knowledge of the input parameters accepted by a software package with a tenacious and systematic mangling of the data to discover how applications react to various permutations, whether valid or invalid.

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